Top 10: Fairest teams in Europe 2016/17

The Rugby Paper’s newly released Fair Play Table successfully dispels the myth that nice guys finish last.

Taking into account the accumulation of red and yellow cards as well as proven citings, here is the 10 fairest teams in Europe.


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Each red card and proven citings is three points while yellow cards are just one.

The Rugby Paper’s Fairplay League 2016/17
1. Ospreys – 8 points (RC 0, YC 8, CP 0)
2. Wasps – 11 points (RC 0, YC 11, CP 0)
3. Connacht – 11 points (RC 0, YC 8, CP 1)
4. Newport Gwent Dragons – 12 points (RC 0, YC 12, CP 0)
5. Bath – 14 points – (RC 0, YC 8, CP 2)
6. Exeter Chiefs – 15 points (RC 2, YC 9, CP 0)
7. Munster – 15 points (RC 1, YC 6, CP 2)
8. Ulster –  15 points (RC 1, YC 12, CP 0)
9. Gloucester – 19 points (RC 0, YC 13, CP 2)
10. Newcastle Falcons – 19 points (RC 1, YC 13, CP 1)
Fewest cards over the last five seasons
Connacht – Red 0 – Yellow 61
Leinster – R1 – Y59
Exeter Chiefs – R2 – Y57
Newcastle Falcons – R2 – Y68
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